The Jakarta Post
Furniture store Conchita Home at The Papilion, Kemang in South Jakarta presents owner Nadia Widjojo's personal curation from across the globe. (JP/Liza Yosephine)
Nadia Widjojo has always had a knack for unique home accessories and interior design, a hobby she has now translated into a business venture as she opens furniture store Conchita Home at The Papilion, Kemang in South Jakarta.
"The name Conchita is taken from my first daughter, actually, and it makes me treat Conchita Home like my 'baby'. I believe that a house needs to reflect the style and character of its owner," Nadia told a press conference during the opening event on Wednesday.
She further said that her experience of working with Jasin Tedjasukmana, a senior architect and founder of KIAT Architects, on a family's residential project had also informed her process of opening Conchita Home.
"The items here are a reflection of my own character," Nadia said.
The items presented at the store consist of various creations from across the globe, including porcelain accessories brand Sieger by Furstenberg, which was founded by brothers Christian and Michael Sieger, elegant decor pieces by Italian company Riviere , as well as Anna by RabLabs, in which the designer works with marble material to create accessories exclusively processed in Carrara, Italy.
Also available are pieces by Beatriz Ball, which made its name from handmade metal artisan products utilizing the ancient technique of sand casting hailing from just outside of Mexico, Gien's signature French Decorative Arts element ranging from dinner plates to hand-painted decorative and artisanal luxury items by Aangenaam XL.
Jasin, speaking at the event, also noted Nadia's penchant for creative combinations in creating unique spaces, bringing together exterior design, gardens and interior details through a unique style.
"This is also evident in the choice of a mix between high and low end pieces curated in the collection here," Jasin said.
Nadia had also consulted with landscape designer and Eschol Gardening & Landscape founder Amalya Hasibuan, as well as PlusDesign founder Prasetio Budhi, who were involved in the establishment and curation of the store.
"The collection presented by Conchita home is highly authentic, where it puts forward a classically modern, eclectic and understated style," Amalya said. (wng)